VICTORVILLE — Strong and gusty winds are in the forecast as the National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in the Victor Valley from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday.
According to the advisory, onshore lower level flow and northwest flow aloft behind a trough of low pressure in Arizona will cause “periods of strong gusty west to northwest winds” in the region.
Winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected, with gusts of 55 mph.
The winds will peak Tuesday night and weaken Wednesday morning.
Visibility is expected to be reduced due to blowing sand and dust in parts of the region.
“The winds will make driving difficult,” the advisory reads. “Especially for motorists with high-profile vehicles. Watch for broken tree limbs. … Areas of blowing dust and sand could locally reduce visibility at times.”
After highs in the 50s on Monday, a high of 69 degrees is expected in Victorville on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to climb in the mid-70s on Wednesday and Thursday before a projected high of 81 degrees Friday and 85 degrees Saturday and Sunday.
Meanwhile in Barstow, Sunday’s high is expected to hit 90 degrees.
A wind advisory was not in expected to be in effect in the Barstow area as of Monday afternoon. A wind advisory is called when 35 mph winds are expected.
The NWS projects 22- to 30-mph winds in Barstow on Tuesday with gusts up to 41 mph. Winds of 16 to 22 mph are expected Wednesday with gusts up to 31 mph.
Tuesday’s high in Barstow is expected to be 73 degrees and will gradually increase until hitting 90 degrees Sunday.